First Valentine’s Day Fund Raiser event organized by Turkish American Ladies League (TALL) brought the Turkish American community of Southern California together again, last night.  Honorable Consul General Gulru Gezer opened her residence graciously for this event for an excellent cause.

Approximately 56 guests were in attendance.  They were greeted with sparkling wine as they entered the residence.   At the sit down dinner delicious food prepared by Gulru Hanim’s staff, paired with category leading Argentinean and French wines courtesy of Turquoise Life were served.  The music offered by Burak Besir at Flute and Guitar and Sonya Belousova at Piano was a true feast!  Special thanks go to one of our biggest supporters Esat and Engin Kadaster, Newport International Travel for sponsoring the music…One of the biggest surprises of the evening was Demetra Mustafoglu’s singing some of the most nostalgic music very relevant to the theme of the Day of Love!

As the evening advanced Open Auction was conducted by Demetra Mustafoglu.  Our auction item …….. was donated by our very own Naime and Ertunga Berkoz.  And, the winner of the auction is….We wish them a great vacation at this beautiful condominium.

The generous donations of our guests have been sent directly to Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi (The Association for Supporting Contemporary Life).  Focusing on children, young people and women, CYDD has developed scholarship programs to ensure the under-privileged children and young people can continue their education.  TALL is very proud to support this great organization!

All in all it was a very memorable evening. 

As the members of the TALL Board of Directors, we are very grateful to all our sponsors, members and guests who support us unconditionally.

Look forward to seeing everyone at our next event…